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Quick on-the-go meals that are healthy, tasty and affordable

A La Carte

October 7, 2018

Story By: Caroline Wright | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

A selection of meal prep options

How much time do you devote to the food you eat?

Studies show that meal planning enhances both the quality and variety of one’s diet, and helps reduce the odds of obesity. Yet Americans spend an average of just 37 minutes in the kitchen each day — and many of us find even that to be a challenge.

With a focus on delicious, healthy food, GRYLT’s subscription meal service makes it easy to eat well, providing complete meals with controlled portions of proteins, starches and vegetables. Easy curbside pickup is available at each of GRYLT’s three locations.

Loco Moco ($10.98) FILE PHOTO

Subscribers may order five to 21 meals per week, made with fresh, local vegetables and hormone- and steroid-free proteins. Plates can be customized, with substitutions of vegetables for starches, or vice versa. “We’re conscious of variety, we try to never give you the same combination of items for each pickup,” says Jose Arias, GRYLT corporate chef. “That way, your taste buds are always excited to try something new.”

On its regular menu, GRYLT shines with offerings that have solidified its reputation for freshness made tasty. Loco Moco ($10.98) begins with an all-natural Angus chuck patty on a bed of white or brown rice, which is topped with house-made mushroom and onion gravy, and garnished with green and crispy fried onions.

Angus Burger ($10.98) also starts with an all-natural Angus chuck patty, formed with no fillers or added ingredients, and a flavorful Salt-and-Pepper bun from This Is It Bakery in Kakaako. With the addition of baby romaine from Waipoli Greens on Maui, tomato from Oahu’s Sugarland Growers, red onion, sharp cheddar and house-made garlic aioli, it’s a masterpiece of a burger.

“We’re famous for our 45-day-aged Angus steak and homemade sauces, and I always tell people to try the surf-n-turf plates,” says Arias. “But you really can’t beat our burger.”

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